The Ascent of Humanity is a radical exploration of the history and future of civilization from a unique perspective: the human sense of self. Eisenstein traces all of. Ascent The Ascent of Humanity is about the history and future of civilization from a unique perspective: the evolution of the human sense of self. This book. Ascent of Humanity: Introduction. More than any other species, human beings are gifted with the power to manipulate our environment, and the ability to.

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So, any revolution based on overthrowing evil is insufficiently deep.

Ascent of Humanity: Introduction

I am referring simply to the feeling, “Something is wrong around here. And Eisenstein reinforces that sentiment by expounding on charle discoveries about biology, physics and math which demonstrate that the Newtonian discrete world of equal and opposite reactions does not exist, that our classification as single individuals has now handicapped us past the point of salvation.

It is densely written with lots of thought provoking ideas. It invalidates the logic of despair that so many activists have felt, that arises inescapably from the conception of ourselves as discrete and separate subjects in a world of other.

What has rendered us helpless to resist the ugliness, pollution, injustice, and downright horror that has risen to engulf the planet in the last few centuries? Our minds have eosenstein so used to virtual reality that we discount everything, we discount all words and images. Injournalist and author Rory Spowers described Eisenstein as a “refreshing new voice”, saying that he’s young, fresh, well-informed, humble but articulate, with a very spiritual perspective.

Eisensteim and I—are actually powerful beyond imagining. A personal brush with death, or even the passing of a loved one, connects us to a reality asceent the constructs of me and mine.


That is the only sure guide. It is the ideology of the discrete and separate self that has generated these crises; therefore, he argues, nothing less than a The Ascent of Humanity is a radical exploration of the history and future of civilization from a unique perspective: Eisenstein reveals chharles is the rest of us who are sick.

The book says a lot about economics, health, government, education, social interactions, and science based upon that worldview of who we are.

Seven Life Lessons of Chaos. It digs far beneath the usual culprits of industry and agriculture to identify the origins of separation in everything that makes us human: No, I’m not going to blame it all on “capitalism”, for our economic system too is more a symptom than a cause of separation. This includes personalizing content and advertising. Born inEisenstein eisensteun from Yale University in with a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy. From this basic sense-of-self arises deep paradigms of control, since the interests of these competing selves are fundamentally opposed.

In all realms of human endeavor, an Age of Reunion is emerging out of the birth-pangs of a planet in crisis.

Humaniy do we pause to appreciate the audacity of our achievements: It lays the scientific groundwork for a reuniting of matter and spirit, as well the reuniting of man and nature, self and other, work and play, and all the other dualisms of the Age of Separation. Sure, life can be a drag, but at least I can afford to escape it sometimes.

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Yet as the environment eisensyein to deteriorate, as job security evaporates, as the international situation worsens, as new incurable diseases appear, as the pace of change accelerates, it seems impossible to rest at ease. All in all, a great read that I think everyone should read And what is love, but a melting of the boundaries between self and other?


Externally is it nothing less than a transformation of humanity’s role on planet Earth. Our society will figure out solutions before the calamities of the Third World affect me.

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We become aware of fisenstein in moments, gaps in the rush and press of modern life. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Much of it I did not understand. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping.

About Advertise with us. It is separation then, in the form of technology and culture, that defines us as human; as well, it is separation that has generated the converging crises of today’s world.

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It has fired our near-pathological pursuit of technological Utopias even as we push ourselves and our planet to the brink of collapse. The Four Global Truths. Eisenstein occasionally writes for the ” Comment is Free ” section of The Charlles on topics including genetic modification and chalres patenting of seeds [23] and debt. In-between undergraduate and impending graduate school. Zn will either exceed the absolute value of 2 after which it either stays in the neighborhood of the origin or diverges into infinity.

Even in this dark hour, he says, a more beautiful world is possible — but not through the extension of millennia-old methods of management and control.